[lug] Traceroute question

Deva Samartha YTAFTDJAHCWS at spammotel.com
Wed Dec 13 14:48:05 MST 2000

>Why would I see the world in 200ms hops? I thought that traceroute 
>presented the inter-hop time? That was really my question...

As I understand traceroute - it sends out packets with increasing ttl (time 
to live )counts and receives ttl expired responses back. The time is measured.

Now when I remember right, when checking a slow connection to some site - 
the times after the bottleneck are all slow.

from man page:
"a line is printed showing the ttl, address of the gateway and round trip 
time of  each probe.

with your speed issue:  If you have ADSL ( asymmetric ), you may want to 
check the ratio of in/out bandwidth in the router, may be it's _very_ 
asymmetric causing your slow times.


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